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Old 09-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Oil leak, where's it from?

Spotted a little puddle under her this morning. Where do you think its coming from?

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Counter shaft seal?
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hard to tell with out pulling stuff off bike. C/S seal?
Clean it up and ride and look for source.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Gear position indicator most likely, the o ring shrinks up a bit over time and it weeps slowly.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:22 AM   #4
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Gear position sensor. +1. This just happen to me.

The sensor is held in place by two allen-head bolts, and it has an O-ring for a seal. After 40,000 miles on my bike, the two allen-head bolts that hold the sensor in place loosened and allowed it to start leaking. I ordered a new O-ring, but then I didn't want to wait for the O-ring to show up, so I just covered the old O-ring in axle grease and put it back in. I put a little red Loctite on the two bolts. No leaks since.

The sensor is not under pressure, so it is OK to run the bike for a time with this leak. It's just annoying to have your Adventure piddling every time you stop like an old Triumph. Just get it taken care of before your bolts fall out.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Thanks

Awesome guys, thanks. Will look into those.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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Shaft seal ring.. Part 32 here:

http://www.boltonmotorcycles.com/find/fiche/211786
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #7
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Yup replaced it the other day for $.38 and about 10 minutes. Clean her up, no need to remove skid plate), lay her on her side (I've heard you can lose oil otherwise), remove side stand bracket, hell for that matter I guess you don't need the bracket, (please inform me if I'm wrong) (helpful to have the CJ Designs side stand, couple of reasons, one takes the side stand totally away from the engine case, and more bomber than the competitions supposed side stand relocators!), remove the two bolts , remove the "O" ring, install new "O" ring, replace sensor and bolts, test ride and place on sidestand to see if she's still leaking. Oh, and have a good micro in your newly non leaking ride...

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Old 10-02-2013, 05:04 AM   #8
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Gear position sensor most probably.

I had the same problem with my 990 Adv and I was kinda lazy to remove the sidestand relocator etc. I left it alone and it stopped itself. :) It has been 10k more since then, no leaks.

Then it happened to my other bike 950 SM. I watched it for a while with praying to stop itself. And voila! Seems like it has stopped too.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #9
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Thanks again

Good info guys, oh and the beers are always flowing!
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